Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cherokee Nation: First Tribe In U.S. To Be Accredited

CN first tribe to earn DNV accreditation
Monday, 10 August 2009

The Cherokee Nation is the first Native American tribe in the United States and
the first health care system in Oklahoma to receive the Det Norske Veritas
Health care accreditation, which focuses on the quality of patient care for an
entire health care system.

“We are honored to be the first healthcare system in Oklahoma and the first tribal system in the U.S. to receive this accreditation,” Principal Chief Chad Smith said. The DNV system primarily focuses on the overall quality of care of patients who utilize an entire health care system. As part of the accreditation process, the group tracked the care of patients using many parts of the CN Health Services system, including the EMS service, various health centers, the hospital, programs and more. An important aspect in achieving the group’s standards is consistency throughout the entire health care system

Maybe our Congress and Senate should check out the Cherokee's program!

No comments: